With MTCs resuming on-site training, most new missionaries will begin their training online at home for a third of their training. A new video from the Church explains how this approach provides unique benefits.
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In a missionary broadcast given on Thursday, April 15, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland described how the Holy Ghost should be the third member in any truly effective missionary companionship. He called three “a sacred number in the mathematics of the gospel”.
With great sadness, we share news of the death of a young missionary serving in the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission. Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia died on Wednesday after drowning in a river in the municipality of Nahulingo, Sonsonate.
Many missionaries along with local ward and branch leaders and teachers have difficulty adjusting to online or remote teaching. They say they can’t feel the Spirit while teaching “through a box.” But research and experience suggest other factors matter far more in teaching and learning than proximity.
Missionaries and members alike are adjusting to new circumstances caused by the global pandemic. Some of these new requirements may actually open up new avenues for sharing the gospel by full-time missionaries and everyday members alike that won’t change when “things get back to normal.”
Three other missionaries were injured but are expected to recover.